15 January 2009

Its been a while...

So I readily admit that I have been absent from the blogging world for a long time. I have missed a lot! The coming of new puppies, IFT's, the heartbreak of CC's, and the warm welcome of dogs coming home/ finding their forever home. Not to worry I have plans to be back with a vengence. I don't have any good excuses for you but here is what has been going on. I moved in with one of my friends and started a new job at a boarding kennel/Doggie Daycare. I mostly spend my time in daycare but do help out in kennel or in the front when the need arises. Its fun. Indiana is doing well. He is growing so fast! He surpassed Katie (she is 4 months older then him) in height and length at 5 months and surpassed half sister Jeanette (she will be 19 months old soon and headed off to IFT the end of the month :-( Im gunna miss my girl.) soon after prolly around 6 and a half months. He is going to be a really big boy and hopefully will start filling out more soon. I swear all his food goes to his legs and his back! He is doing wonderful in his work. He are still working on loose leash walking when on a 6 ft leash but when he is off leash or on a long line he is excellent. We are working on stays. They are our hardest thing to overcome. He is very much of the mind set that he should always be with me no matter what. Silly shepherds. lol. Indy, Jeanette and her raiser and I met up with Sarah and MK and Caesar just before Christmas and took on NYC. That was a blast and overall Indy did well for a 7 month old puppy! He is such a good boy and I really cant get enough of him even when he is at his most frustrating. lol. I got the heartbreaking phone call on Miss Glacier this afternoon. She has been released from training for medical reasons. I haven't decided yet what is in her future but no matter what I'm sure it will be a bright one. She was one special labbie and Im so glad for the time we shared. Mork is doing excellent! I got to see him in October at GEB's annual Walk-a-thon. He is such a hansome boy and is doing so well in his work. His partner is an absolutely amazing man and I am so glad that he and Mork are together. They are the perfect pair. Wren is Wren. She is kinda on the back burner for a little bit but we will start up doing competion work with her soon. We will be hopefully doing Obedience and Agility with her and possibly Rally-o. We are also working towards her theropy dog test. She is a sweety and doesnt mind being out shined but the puppies as she get her revenge by being able to sleep on the bed, be off leash all the time and eat people food. LOL!! Updates will be more forth coming now that life has settle somewhat. Pictures will be added soon and I will make sure to let you all know how Glaciers story plays out.

9 comments:

Lisa and Ellie said...

Glad to hear an update. Sorry about Glacier. YAY for Indiana doing so well. :)

Kelsey, Spike, Burgess, and Tahoe said...

Glad to hear an update! It has been awhile! :) Sounds like everything is going fairly well, but I'm sorry to hear about Glacier. Hope you stick around for awhile. :)

Hobbes Dogs said...

Sorry to hear about Glacier, but glad you're back!

Elizabeth and Alana said...

Yeah, you're back! :) So sorry that Glacier got CC'd. I'm in the exact same boat, actually.

Natalie said...

Yay, welcome back! Sorry about Glacier, but I'm sure she'll end up in her perfect home :)

Bethany said...

I am a puppy raiser too and someone in my region gave me the link to your blog. i look forward to reading more about how indiana does with his training. i am raising a yellow lab named beau (6B08) and i love him to death. :)

Nigel, Sola and Co. said...

Welcome back and Happy New Year!

Emily and the Labradors said...

That's quite an update! Sorry to hear about Glacier... whatever you decided I am sure will be the perfect thing for her! Glad to have you back, and good luck with your new job!

Anna said...

Yay! You're back!! So sad Glacier was cc'd. Medical career changes are so frustrating. I can't wait to see some PICTURES *hint hint* of the big man!!!